De Tocqueville Society
De Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders who contribute an annual gift of $10,000 or more to United Way.
A rich history and profound passion for the community are hallmarks of the de Tocqueville Society. Members provided the bold vision and inspired generosity that invigorates United Way’s mission to help people live their best possible lives.
A gift of $10,000 or more unlocks membership with an elite group of like-minded individuals driven to make a difference.
We also offer a unique de Tocqueville Step-up Program that allows you to gradually step-up to an annual gift of $10,000 or more while enjoying all the benefits the society has to offer.
In 1987, United Way of Greater St. Louis created the de Tocqueville Society to celebrate champions of philanthropy and volunteerism in our region. de Tocqueville society members have a passion for the community and provide a bold vision that embraces United Way’s mission to help people live their best possible lives.
Join the Society
Becoming a de Tocqueville member reveals a good deal about who you are. It shows others that you are dedicated to making a better world for others. It allows you to strengthen your community. Start your journey today.
de Tocqueville Step-up Program
United Way of Greater St. Louis is pleased to offer a 3-step program for donors who want to become members of the de Tocqueville Society. Participation unlocks member benefits and recognition as a de Tocqueville donor.
Current Leadership Society donors can participate and will be placed in the step that corresponds with their current giving level.
New donors may join the Step-Up program with a gift of $3,000 or more.
Step-Up participants are allowed two years in each step to help ensure the successful completion of the program. If you have questions, please contact Mary McMurtrey, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 539-4065.
Tim and Debra Niemann
Patrick Smith and Crystal Ross-Smith
2019-2020: Jim and Merry Mosbacher
2018: John Beuerlein
2017: Dr. Tim Eberlein
2016: Don Ross
2014 – 2015: John Stupp, Jr.
2013: Walt and Nancy Galvin
2012: Doug and Lynn Yaeger
2011: Rich McClure and Sharon Buchanan-McClure
2010: David and Lelia Farr
2009: Arnold and Hazel Donald
2008: Ward and Carol Klein
2007: Patrick Stokes
2006: Stacey and Jim Weddle
2005: Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer
2004: Shaun R. and Kelly Hayes
2003: Jack and Debbie Thomas
2002: John E. and Barbara S. Jacob
2001: Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer
1999 – 2000: Jerry and Peggy Ritter
1998: Andrew B. Craig III and Virginia C. Craig
1997: Sam and Marilyn Fox
1995 – 1996: Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer
1994: Carol and George H. Walker III
1993: Jean and Wells Hobler
1992: Sam Fox
1991: Andrew N. Baur and Ted C. Wetterau
1990: Clarence C. Barksdale, Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer, Benjamin F. Edwards III, Sam Fox
1989: August A. Busch III, Richard J. Mahoney, William E. Maritz
1988: David C. Farrell, Charles F. Knight, Lee M. Liberman and Sanford N. McDonnell
1987: Lee M. Liberman